Autumn 2021

Tuesday, Oct 19th: “Problem Child: Social Feminization, Abuse Etiologies, and Trans Feminine Narratives,” by Eva Pensis, PhD Candidate in Music/Theatre & Performance Studies

Discussant: Jules Gill-Peterson, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, Nov 2nd: “Unexpected Callings: The Rediscovery of Ancestral Spiritualities among Queer Zimbabweans,” by Raffaella Taylor-Seymour, PhD Candidate in Anthropology/Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Angie Heo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at University of Chicago

Tuesday, Nov 16th: “What the F**k Are You Implying (About) This Child?”: Degendering as a Childing Practice, by Yuchen Yang, PhD Candidate in Sociology

Discussant: Kate Averett, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Albany

Tuesday, Nov 30th: “Gendering Embeddedness – Trajectories out of and through Muslim Communities,” by Eman Abdelhadi, Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Saher Selod, Associate Professor of Sociology at Simmons University

Winter 2022

Tuesday, Jan 11th: “Fury at the Limits of Law,” by Agatha Slupek, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science

Discussant: Jennifer Culbert, Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University 

Tuesday Jan 25th: “‘What is a Witch?’ Tituba’s Subjunctive Challenge,” by Nathan Snaza, Humanities Coordinator, University of Richmond

Discussant: SJ Zhang, Assistant Professor of English at University of Chicago

Tuesday Feb 8th: “This is(n’t) it: Living Lateness and the Ongoingness of Archives,” by Sarah McDaniel, Doctoral Candidate in English

Discussant: Josephine McDonagh, George M. Pullman Professor of English at University of Chicago

Tuesday Feb 22nd: “(Trans)feminine Aesthetics and the Literary Travesti,” by Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, Doctoral Candidate in English

Discussant: Kris Trujillo, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at University of Chicago

Tuesday Mar 8th: “Potential and Prevention in Gender Affirming Care for Youth,” by Paula Martin, Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Human Development

Discussant: stef shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University